Mississippi Last Will & Testament Information
It is important to put together a last will & testament in Mississippi to protect and distribute your real estate, cash, and personal property following your death. The will gives the testator a chance to ensure their family, friends, children, other loved ones, and pets are looked after. You can leave property or gift charitable organizations too.
A Mississippi Last Will & Testament includes the following requirements:
- The testator must be eighteen years old or older.
- They must also be of ‘sound mind’.
- The Will must be signed by the testator or by someone else in their name (provided it is done under the testator’s direction and in their presence).
- The signing of the Will requires at least two disinterested witnesses in the presence of the testator in order to make it valid.
- Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format. However, in certain circumstances, oral wills are valid.
- A Mississippi resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.
If you die without making a will in Mississippi, the surviving spouse generally inherits the entire estate, unless there are also surviving children, in which case the spouse’s share varies based on the number of children.
Click here if you have any questions about creating a last will in Mississippi.